Menasa: The Bootleg King!

Let me start this off by saying in this instance the word bootleg is not what you may think it is. It’s the bootleg defined as a remix of a song in which a producer incorporates bits of the original song in its finished condition, as opposed to the traditional remix inRead More »

How Caribbean Music helped put Colombia on the Map

Ever heard of the Caribbean region of Colombia?  In case you haven’t I’m talking about those eight states to the country’s north, straddled by or directly in the Caribbean Sea. And in case you’re saying “Caribbean-Shmaribbean, it’s still Colombia, right? Why should I have heard of that one particular region?”Read More »

How Music can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Music has enormous power. That is a fact. Using music for remedial purposes can have surprising effects, especially for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related types of dementia. At Skempi, we know how music can shift moods, alleviate stress and stimulate positive interactions. As humans we associate music and rhythms with important lifeRead More »